ABOUT US

 
 


Park Community Church Edgebrook is located in Chicago's Far Northwest Side, where we seek to know God and make Him known.
 

VISITOR FAQ

Each message series is carefully designed to clarify truths about the God we encounter in the Bible, including the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and the implications for each and every individual. At Park, we’re teaching God’s timeless truths from the Bible that speak to where you’re living today in your friends, family, career, and relationship with Jesus. If it’s real life and important for today, you can be sure at Park we’re talking about it.

We believe it’s what’s inside a person that matters, not the outside. At Park, we feel people should be able to come as they are, and not feel judged. If you dress up or dress down, either way, you’ll find yourself fitting right in with people who genuinely care about you.

There is free parking in the lot next to our building. Click here for directions via public transportation.

Yes! Loop Kids is our ministry for children from birth to 5th grade. Loop Kids teaches the Bible in a fun and engaging way and meets during each worship gathering. Junior High Park Students (6th graders-seniors) meet first and third Sundays during the service and every week on Tuesday 6:30 PM.

SERMONS

 
 
bsmith@parkcommunitychurch.org

bsmith@parkcommunitychurch.org


BRENTON SMITH
Pastor

"Compelling worship drives our mission. Worship is the most important thing a church can do together."
 


  

 
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NEXT STEPS

Wherever you are in your journey, we want to encourage and equip you to take a next step.

 
 
Small Groups

SMALL GROUPS
Every week small groups meet in homes & coffee shops throughout the northwest side, men and women, married and single, young and old, there is a small group for everyone! Our small groups are designed to equip people to know God by studying the Bible, praying together growing in community, community. We strive to make God known as we share and reflect Christ in our workplace, homes and neighborhoods, and as we serve our church and our community on a regular basis. Small groups are the source of strong friendships and a place where life transformation takes place.

+ Join a Small Group

All of our small groups are open, you can join any group any time.  There are group for men, women, married, and single.  Click here to find a group that works for you! 

+ Lead a Small Group

At Park Edgebrook, we believe that our small group leaders are vital to the life of the church.  A small group leader disciples and shepherds the people in their group.  We seek leaders who are mature in their faith, demonstrate integrity, compassion, faithfulness, availability, and teachability. If you are interested in leading a small group please e-mail Brenton at bsmith@parkcommunitychurch.org.
 

 
Baptism

BAPTISM
Baptism is our outward expression of our inward faith. It is a way of publicly declaring that you are a follower of Christ. If you’ve never been baptized as a believer, come learn more about what Jesus says on this topic. For dates and to register click here.
 

 
Serve

SERVE
As followers of Christ we serve! We want to invited you to use your gifts and join one of our growing teams that help create an environment where people can connect with others, hear the Word of God, and worship Jesus. There are many roles open to serve at Park, and we would love to help you use your talents and experiences to lead, care for, and mobilize the church of God. Begin by Karen Hayes at khayes@parkcommunitychurch.org and our team will be in touch soon!

 
Give

GIVE
Giving is an act of worship. It recognizes God as the owner and source of all we have. It is our cheerful response to God in praise of His radical generosity towards us.  Give in person at one of the services or set it up online.
 

 
Partnership

PARTNERSHIP
“I thank God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus .” – Philippians 1:3-6

Our mission is simple: We live to know God and to make Him known, and we get to do this together as one body. Partnership at Park is more than just attending meetings and gatherings. Partnership (what some churches call Membership) is for those who desire to commit to a spiritual family and the vision here at Park Edgebrook.

We believe God desires to accomplish great things through Park Community Church. Lives change when they come in contact with the grace of Jesus, and life change is happening all around us at Park. We invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with us in this work of God, and we are confident that He will complete the work He has begun in each of us.

If you are ready to call Park your church home, we would love to invite you to attend an upcoming Partnership Class to learn more about our mission, vision, and how you can join our church family and partner with us in the Gospel. For upcoming dates and times, please email Karen Hayes at khayes@parkcommunitychurch.org.
 


 
 
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MINISTRIES

The church exists to help individuals grow in their relationships with Jesus and equip them to help others get to know Jesus as well. Here are some ways to get involved.

 
 
Alpha

ALPHA

Do you have doubts about your faith? Have you given up on God or the church? Alpha gives everyone the opportunity to ask tough questions about life and God, in a safe environment where nothing is off limits. Alpha is ten weeks long. Each week involves dinner, a short talk, and a discussion where you can share YOUR thoughts and ask YOUR questions. No question is too basic or too challenging. The next Alpha course begins September 13 at Park Edgebrook. Register here.

+ Who is ALPHA for?

Alpha is for anyone. People attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. Participants come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus. Everyone is welcome.
 

+ How much does ALPHA cost?

There is no charge for attending the Alpha course. A weekly $5 donation for dinner is suggested to help cover the cost for the home-made meal.

+ What is discussed?

Over the 10 weeks of the Alpha, participants explore the following topics:

  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can we have faith?
  • Why and how do I pray?
  • How does God guide us?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • How can I resist evil?
  • Why and how should I tell others?
  • Does God heal today?
  • And so much more! 
     


The next Alpha course launches Sep. 13.
Register here.

 
 
Children

LOOP KIDS
Loop Kids is our ministry for children from birth to 5th grade that meets during  both the 10AM and 5PM Sunday services.

+ Loop Kids Vision & Values

We want to see kids love God and worship Jesus through FAITH:

Fun fellowship
At their level
Intentional relationships
Trusting environment
Home partnership

+ Child Dedication

If you’ve been at Park on any given weekend, you’ll hear us share that our mission is to Know God and Make Him Known. We believe that life is a gift that comes from the awesome and mighty God we serve. Child dedication is about parents knowing God and making Him known to our children, and about the church family partnering with parents and supporting families. The next Child Dedication Orientation will happen in Fall 2017. Check back at the end of summer for details. Questions? Email Katharine Hultquist at khultquist@parkcommunitychurch.org.

Child dedication FAQ

 

 
khultquist@parkcommunitychurch.org

khultquist@parkcommunitychurch.org


KATHARINE HULTQUIST
Children’s Coordinator

Deacons

DEACONS
Deacons provide confidential prayer, compassionate care, and resourceful connection for the emotional, spiritual, and financial needs of those at Park. No need is too small or too big. Email deacons@parkcommunitychurch.org or call 312-361-0533 anytime. You can also meet with a deacon after Sunday gatherings.
 

 
Students

STUDENTS
As we engage with students we help them transition from where they are to where they will be. Junior High to High School and High School to College.  They need tools (Worship, Word, Prayer & Community) to transition well relationally and spiritually.  We want them to follow Jesus and keep their faith through transitions, well grounded now so they can face new challenges tomorrow.

We have Student Breakouts every 1st & 3rd 10 AM Service of the month while still allowing them to experience our service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. We also have Youth Group every Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the church where we have small groups, teach time and fun.  Contact Susan Nangle at susan.antillon@gmail.com for more information.

Women

WOMEN
Our lives take place in multiple environments – church, family, work, school. Our prayer for Women@Park is that we would live for God’s glory and on mission, sharing the love of Jesus in all of our areas of influence.

Our events provide spaces for women of all ages to grow in our faith in Jesus.  And to be equipped to share Jesus with those around them.  We gather to develop relationships live in authentic community with one another. We are committed to creating safe places for women to bravely share stories and share in each other’s struggles, hopes, desires, disappointments, failures and victories. Together, we encourage one another to become more like Christ and find our strength and identity in Him.

Contact Amber at Brentonandambersmith@gmail.com for more information.
 


 
 
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EVENTS

To see any of our upcoming events, click on the ministry name below.

 
 

+ FEATURED EVENT

CONNECT LUNCH
  Sun., Sept. 24, 11:30 AM
  Park Edgebrook Lower Level
Whether you are new to Park or call Park home, join us for lunch downstairs. We want to get to know you more, hear your story, and answer any questions you may have about our faith or our church! No need to RSVP.
If you have any questions, contact Karen Hayes at khayes@parkcommunitychurch.org.

 


FALL 2017 NORTHSIDE ALPHA
  Wednesdays, starting Sept. 13, 6:45-8:45 PM
  Park Edgebrook
Ever wonder if there’s more to life than this or have questions about the Christian faith? Try the Alpha course, an open, non-judgemental space to consider life’s biggest questions over dinner and thoughtful conversation. Join us for our kick-off on September 13th!

Register here. For questions, email our Alpha Team at alpha@parkcommunitychurch.org.


ISRAEL TRIP, APRIL 2018 - INFO SESSION
  Sundays, Sept. 10 & 24, After AM Gatherings and at 5 PM
  Park Near North
Get a glimpse of the history of your faith as we travel and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Hear more at an info session at Park Near North. Questions? Email Donna Crum at dcrum@parkcommunitychurch.org.


MARRIAGE CONFERENCE
"A Lifelong Love: The Glory of God on Display"
  Fri., Oct. 6, 7-9 PM & Sat., Oct. 7, 9 AM-12 PM
  Park Near North Auditorium
It is so easy to diminish our need to understand what biblical love really is, and it's equally a challenge to become a people who excel at it. Don't miss this high-impact weekend with bestselling author and international speaker, Gary Thomas, as we learn how to grow our marriages in intimacy, friendship, and purpose.  Whether your marriage needs a complete makeover, a touch-up, or just a new purpose, A Lifelong Love promises to set your relationship on an entirely new dimension.

Register here before Oct. 1 and receive discounted pricing at $50 per couple! Registration after Oct. 1 will be $60 per couple. Childcare will be provided for a modest cost; please reserve your childcare by Oct. 1. For any questions, contact Kim Kirkau at kkrikau@parkcomunitychurch.org.


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PRAYER AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL
  Fri., Sept. 29, 7:30 PM
  Cold Stone Creamery, 1316 S Halsted St.
Join Circulation, the medical fellowship, as we set out on a prayer walk around medical facilities in Chicago. We will have an ice cream social after the prayer walk. All are welcome! For questions, email Sincer Jacob at sincerjacob@gmail.com.

PLUG INTO RENEW COMMUNITY
With the kick-off of fall, there are many great opportunities to serve in the community - from tutoring, coaching, mentoring, and more! Check out renewchicago.city to learn more about our partner organizations and ways to plug-in.


YOUTH GROUP
Students are invited to come to youth group where there will be interactive games, snacks, and a short Bible lesson. For more information, contact our Youth Leader Susan Nangle at susan.antillon@gmail.com.

YOUTH BREAK OUTS
  1st & 3rd Sundays | 10 AM
  Park Edgebrook
6th graders-seniors come together to find real answers to tought questions, get equipped to follow Jesus, and grow in their faith.

 


+ COMING IN OCTOBER...

Children’s Christmas Musical Practice
Wed., Oct. 4, 6:30-8 PM

Partner Meeting
Sun., Oct. 1, After Both Gatherings 

Partnership Class
Sun., Oct. 15, After Both Gatherings